Ways to Document Your Teaching

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | University Library 1126 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Doug Jerolimov

This session will cover how, when, and why graduate students and early-career faculty should document their teaching experiences. Participants will review examples of how to document teaching, both in physical and digital forms, and they will discuss the role of classroom observations, course evaluations, and other ways to generate evidence of teaching practices and student learning outcomes.

Teaching@IUPUI: Slide Show Presentation Best Practices

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Tom Janke

Slide show presentations such as ones prepared in PowerPoint are ubiquitous but not always supportive of learning. In this session, participants will discover evidence-supported slide show presentation techniques that will encourage learning and promote engagement. To make the most of this session, participants should have proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote or similar slide show authoring tools.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | University Library 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Lauren Easterling

A statement of teaching philosophy is a brief narrative describing values, goals, and beliefs regarding both teaching and learning. It may be required as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, or even for a course website. This workshop will address ways to document and reflect on one’s teaching as well as provide strategies for drafting and revising a teaching philosophy statement. This will be an active participation workshop; each participant should bring a copy of his or her current statement for discussion and review. If any participants don’t have a statement, the presenters will help them get started. The workshop will officially last 1.5 hours, but the presenters will be available for half an hour afterward to discuss further questions.

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Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

Application deadline extended to April 18, 2014 | for questions, contact or (317) 274-8877 or visit here

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 9-13, 2014 or June 23-27, 2014) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus. Nanotechnology concerns the control of matter in the nanometer scale: one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This cutting-edge field is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. The camp fee ($295) covers all camp materials and supplies, and includes daily lunch and the cost of one IUPUI course credit. Need-based scholarships may be available; housing and transportation unavailable. 

Participating high-school students will work with world-renowned faculty mentors to:
- Discover innovative technologies
- Gain hands-on laboratory experience
- Engage in research and learning activities
- Earn one college-credit hour

Center for Teaching and Learning

phone: (317) 274-1300
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